Thailand Laos Border – Isaan Thailand Motorbike Tour Episode 10

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Leaving Loei and headed to the city of Chiang Khan Thailand

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100 comments

  1. I was planning on doing all of this too, when I retired, but my health took a turn for the worst and I am stuck in America because of it, I loved being in Asian when I was a Marine in 1976-77. I can imagine that things over there have change a lot. Keep your health it is the most important thing you will have in your life.

  2. Hi Chad.. Sawadee Khrap from Hatyai.. I was wondering why you never encounter snakes on the road while you are driving.. Whenever I tour through Thailand on a “motorcycle” on your favourite back roads I get to see at least two or three snakes a day.. And btw… you forgot to take off your shoes when you bought that water bottle..I think now you are haunted πŸ™‚

  3. Nong Khai it’s also on the Mekong River across from Laos. It is right above Udon Thani. Nong Khai is where the friendship bridge takes you across Laos. The friendship bridge is the closest bridge to the Thai embassy in Laos. That is the where you go to do a Visa run. There is an international bus that goes to Laos from Udon Thani or Khon Kaen. the international bus will wait for you at the border to get your visa stamp either way. It will take you to the bus station on the Laos side. The bus station is walking distance from the Thai embassy in Laos I took the bus from Chiang Mai to Khon Kaen. That is when I caught the vibe of Khon Kaen.

    You can probably get a better rate on the motorbike rental if you rent it by the month and then just turn it in early. in Chiang Mai you can usually rent a motorbike for 3,000 Baht per month.

  4. Boom πŸ’₯ watching a 20 minute vid created by you, no problem. Cracked open an ice cold Modelo Especial and enjoyed the ride/sunset. 🍻

  5. Yep, I made it to the end. I live on the edge of BKK where as you probably know there are not too many places to sit and have a beer right now. Seeing your view whilst having a beer was quite cool! Done a lot of touring in North Thailand (on a triumph) and try to go somewhere at least 3 or 4 times each year. Getting the itch right now….just got to make some time. Love your stuff, thanks for making the effort.

  6. Yeah i watched it all . The woman at the shop where you got water wondered who the hell are you talking to . You may have a slow motorbike but you ride flat out and it gives me the OH SHIT on some of the crappy roads . Stay upright πŸ™‚

  7. Man you are killing it , i just got a tripod yesterday from amazon and i have a backpack withshoulder straps and will try your way of filming things .

  8. Love this video series and the Golden Triangle one. You have inspired my buddy and me to start planning a similar adventure starting in Chiang Mai and heading up to the Golden Triangle by way of various other places. Still looking for a quality Thai sword and I heard they can be found in the north.

  9. Chad, good sensible advice on riding a small bike/scooter when touring the remote smaller provinces. Much appreciated. Nice view by the Mekong (the end footage) I must say.

  10. “The faster you’re going, the more concentrated you are on riding your bike & you’re missing everything around you”. This is a good one, you’re so damn true, love this quote. Slow down & see those little things around you!

  11. I’ve really been enjoying this series so I’ve decided to subscribe. I plan on digging into your archives and watching the golden triangle riding tour you mentioned. Thank you.

  12. Chad Beep all hopped up on M150’s 555
    Don’t think I didn’t notice.
    Surprised to see your not drinking Chang classic lager on ice.. its a Isaan staple.

  13. An awesome 20mins video. I think the question that no one has ever asked is, did you obtain some special travel insurance or an addition to your existing insurance, for these travels? Are they necessary, optional or good to have?

  14. 20 is plenty! Love your natural delivery and dry humour. You are definitely smashing this YouTube blogging malarkey. So glad to be along for the ride πŸ™‚ I spent some time in Isaan, and had to travel up and down a fairly busy country road every day on a motorbike (moped), after a few days I went into a motorbike shop and bought the biggest bike they had, a CBR300R, they were over the moon, I suspect they still speak of it now, or maybe they even wrote a song. Bouncing along that road dodging pot holes and been buzzed by trucks, pickups and 4x4s was like Russian roulette, the only option was slow down/brake, I needed more, at least with the 300 I could speed up and avoid danger, or possibly accelerate into oblivion πŸ™‚

  15. Chad another great one ….no failures my friend ..l am impressed at the quality of your videos ….l had assumed you had some elaborate and professional set up …..but just an iphone ….outstanding ….Having said that there is nothing amature about your cinematography ………..the editing justifies that …l have been living in Thailand for about 3 years and l have seen more on your tours than l have done myself and loving every one ..Keep up the good work ….slow down on that bike …..stay safe …chz dd

  16. Good on you Chad following my suggestion to visit Chiang Khan. For me as a bike ride, the roads to and from Chiang Khan are awesome. If I’d make a suggestion just keep on trucking back to Nong Khai then follow the Mekong as far as you like. People on the River are happy to give. Proud Mary. Enjoy be safe riding.

  17. To pronounce Ban, which is village, Ban is pronounced BARN. In Thai, on most occasions but not all, the β€œa” sounds like β€œar” . As with Chiang Khan, it is pronounced as if spelt like Chee-arn karn. Hope this helps. Also, motor bikes in Thailand are actually called motor sci and the times are called Sam Law as I explained another video, Sam meaning 3 and law meaning wheel. Hey bud, don’t know if you’re still there, but just out of town, still on the Mekong River is a market and good location to dine, have a beer and watch the fishermen, ask around

  18. lmao once you explained your camera setting on the bike I immediately got why that old lady was looking at you frightened. Who wouldn’t be confused living in a small country side village seeing a dude having a camera pod on his chest riding a bike into her entry way? Must be one of the more unusual sight she’s had in her life.

  19. I guess walking streets will look the same in all parts of the country. Thailand didn’t reopen walking street’s and nightlife till end of june.

  20. I do not know why some of the girls here like ‘A HAPPY ENDING VIDEO WITH: πŸ’₯ A BEER, AND SUNSET”
    In the middle of nowhere ;–) Well, it’s just youtube lol…..Nice video friend, we supporting you because
    you need money to buy more beers lol Stay safe. “cheers”
    He has no time to ride with a girl, no money for honey lol πŸ˜πŸ˜˜πŸ’žπŸ’•β£πŸ’”πŸ’˜β€πŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ

  21. you still like all my stupid ass comments. For example this comment. It has no fucking importance what so ever. I am just rambling on killing time before I can go home from work.

  22. every shop got tube n tyre if get blowout with large bike you be lucky if had one small local sized commuting scooters do just fine I took Lambretta to Yunnan from chiang khon

  23. In 2013 I rode up along the Thailand / Myanmar ridge.Β 
    I highly recommend it it’s very high and has spectacular views. You will see groups of friendly but armed cops probably looking for smugglers.
    Brilliant windy roads too.

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